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by Sherry O'Keefe


The Library Journal:

(The following is a combined review for Champion of Freedom: Dietrich Bonhoeffer and Champion of Freedom: Aung San Suu Kyi) Gr 7 Up— Two well-written and deeply inspiring biographies of individuals who have devoted their lives to the struggle for human rights. Bonhoeffer was a theologian who was among the very few German Christians to stand against the atrocities perpetrated against the Jewish people in Europe during the 1930s and ’40s, and Suu Kyi was forced to remain a prisoner in her own home for 15 years by the military leaders for seeking democracy in Burma. Both Martin and O’Keefe write about their subjects with unbiased candor, leaving room for readers to form their own ideas about the events and actions that led to some of the defining moments faced by these two courageous people. Each title includes a thorough bibliography and source citations as well as clear, relevant photos. These volumes are wonderful resources for all libraries, shedding light on human-rights heroes who may be unfamiliar to most teens.—Sara Saxton, Wasilla Meta-Rose Public Library, Wasilla, AK –Sara Saxton (Reviewed June 1, 2012) (Library Journal, vol 58, issue 6, p142)


10th Grade, 11th Grade, 12th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade, 9th Grade, Biography, Military Conflict in Burma, Non-fiction, Teen